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To classify timepieces simply as fashion or function is to underestimate their versatility. They straddle that odd line between the two categories and they do so with everlasting grace of character and branding awareness. Every brand has its own recognizable characteristics to rely on and thus makes finding the right wristwatch for you much easier.
Customers seeking a new timepiece should be aware what each brand strives to represent. The classics like Tag Heuer and Tissot watches tend to stick with traditional design. In fact, some of last year’s models were re-issues or inspired by watches from the early century, circa 1930s through 1950s. Of course, it is to be expected that now was the time for companies to draw design features from the past–vintage is not only popular, it is the new standard. It may be attributed to the fascination with a simpler time, or just the infatuation with high society that circulated since the economic downturn–it is even present from our fixation on shows like Mad Men and Downton Abbey. Old is new, so to speak. There is comfort in the tried and true that cannot be found when one wears forward-thinking fashion items.
But that does not stop some companies from trying something new. Some brands are known for pushing the envelope and experimenting with aesthetics. Two that come to mind are Michael Kors and Swatch watches. Michael Kors is always trying to find the pinnacle of sex appeal. Their ads not only push the comfort boundaries of passers-by on the street, but their products also reflect that personality trait. The Michael Kors watches are meant to draw attention, so rarely do they limit themselves to generic standards. Swatch watches take a lighter approach to the same “look at me” design theory–using bright and cheery color palettes and artist design work, these watches are one of a kind. They are for the inner artist to appreciate, not necessarily the run-of-the-mill employee. To each his or her own when it comes to style–some people really like making a statement.
Personal taste will end up playing a bigger role with the selection as long as you don’t cheap out on the quality of your horological accessories. Regardless, the two current trends are either traditionalist or fashion-forward space-age-y type stuff. I guess polar opposites always exist in the fashion world for the sake of offering a wide spectrum for consumers.
The idea of hybrid dressing leads the way for Michael Kors Mens Spring 2017. From the peacoat anorak to the windbreaker jacket to the denim trouser, unexpected combinations bring versatility and multi-faceted functionality to men’s favorite wardrobe staples. Other key trends? Rich maritime blues, tissue-weight tailoring, pattern play and shining hardware. Discover them all on Destination Kors: http://mko.rs/4uxzj #MKMens #NYFWM
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